"Paste key" option failing.

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wrecclesham
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"Paste key" option failing.

I am trying to use the "Paste key" option to verify the authenticity of the server that I am connecting to (my SiteGround server).



When I copy my private key onto the clipboard, then click on "Paste key", I get the following error message:



I just had SiteGround support double check what I was doing and they couldn't see any obvious mistakes on my end.

Any ideas why this is failing?

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wrecclesham
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I have a lot to learn about public-key cryptography!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Martin. 👍🏻

Daniel

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I talked to SiteGround, and it seems that many of their support staff are not sure what a host key fingerprint is. As far as I can tell, they do not have access to that information and are unable to provide it to their customers.

If I want to use the "Paste key" option to verify the server I am connecting to, would I have to generate my own key pairs using PuTTY, or something like that?

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I guess I won't be able to use the "Paste key" option to verify the server, as the hosting company don't provide they host key fingerprint. I just clicked "Yes" and connected normally.

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